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[SOLVED] Internet Cafe - Computer trouble

Q: [SOLVED] Internet Cafe - Computer trouble

Hi everyone,

I just recently gained a job at an internet cafe called xxxxxxxx, in xxxxxxxxx, Colorado.

There is a computer here that has had some trouble and I can't quite figure it out.

The original problem is the computer would boot into windows and explorer would never start. I tried the same thing in safe mode, and it still would not run. So I ran a windows repair on the computer, by inserting a windows xp home cd, and selecting the repair option AFTER you choose to install windows to the hard drive.

During the install process it came up with a couple of error messages telling me the computer did not have administrator rights, so I couldn't install specific files. But it continued through and seemed to reinstall windows.

Now when I start the computer, it comes up to a blue screen then immediately restarts itself. And it continues to cycle itself through this loop.

Any suggestions?

Thank you so much,

A: [SOLVED] Internet Cafe - Computer trouble

Hi Brandon.

First, congrats on your new job.

Anyway, access the boot menu like you would to boot into safe mode. But Disable automatic restart on system failure, and then boot into Windows. It should show a BSOD.

Post the entire contents of the error. you don't have to post the "A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer..." part, just the technical details.

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I checked my email quickly in a local internet cafe. I was careful to log out, but now I'm wondering if I should change my password. How safe a practise is this?

A:Solved: Internet Cafe

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I am interested in bringing my laptop to a cafe which has WiFi, unfortunately it's an Open Internet Connection (no password needed). I'm aware of hacks such as FireSheep

What can I do to protect my data?

My Google searches brought up an overwhelming amount of info about LogMeIn Hamachi and UltraVNC. But I'm not sure that's what I want.

My only experience with LogMeIn is that I used it from one location to "Remote Access" my desktop at home. It worked, but the lag time was annoying.

A:Solved: Internet Cafe, Open Internet Connection, Security

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Internet cafe near my home are using Pentium 4 @ 3.0 Ghz but its seems like the PC there running the game smoother then My Deskstop PC. It use the GPU card that are same spec. with mine but my CPU is E2200 Dual core, it is newer then the Pentium 4 but Im still experience some lag in my game..........can tech guy tell me why would this happen ??? did I need to do some modification on my PC ??

A:Solved: Internet cafe and Home

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I am setting up a small internet cafe to play games from several game systems.



A:internet cafe set up

An electrician would your best bet to set something like that up.

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I'm planning to open a small internet cafe.

Can anyone suggest the best wired networking solution for 15 client PC's running on Windows XP Home.

Also, what would be the ideal bandwidth for this many PC's if they were all running simultaneously. I'm planning on a DSL connection.

Thank you so much in advance for your kind attention.

A:Starting an Internet Cafe

what are you really asking? What server should you use?? Where do you plan on starting this cafe (i.e In the middle of a city or in the burbs...).
A bit more detail would be useful

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I am a small business in Colorado and a customer has asked me to set up Internet access on his existing network to allow his customers to access the Internet via his WiFi. However, he obviously does not want anyone to access his personal data on his existing network.

My thoughts are that I would install a secondary router and bridge the two using separate IP's. A few questions about this idea are: Would I set each router as a DHCP server?, How to allow his network access to the Internet while preventing anyone access to his network.

I have not seen his set-up yet, but I'm assuming he is using store bought routers (ie. Linksys, Netgear, etc)

Your input would be appreciated!!!



A:Setting up an Internet Cafe

Usual setup. IP's used are for demonstration.

His internet to his router with internal (LAN) and WAP or WAP2 wireless encryption, if he has wireless.

Ethernet from a LAN port on his router to the WAN port on the customer router.
Customer router's internal (LAN) IP would (different subnet), different SSID and no wireless encryption.

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I hang out at an internet cafe with my laptop sippin' espresso. I surf the web, go to various social sites and forums, including this one. BUT: If I venture onto myspace or you tube I'm blocked, I get blue on blue screen with the message:
"This site is blocked by the SonicWALL Content Filter Service"

People with PCs and Macs nearby are not blocked. The people who provide the local WiFi claim they do not have a filter nor a firewall up.

I have two laptops and I get the message with both of them. Thea are ACeRs one runs XP the other runs VISTA.

Any ideas why I'm being blocked and how I can get around it?

A:SonicWall at the Internet Cafe

Please click here to download and install the HijackThis installer.​
Run it and select Do a system scan and save a logfile.

The log will be saved in Notepad. Copy and paste the log in your next post.

Do not fix anything​

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Hi guys, new poster in a bit of a pickle!

Im currently in Peru, and today I have taken some of the photos of my life, but guess what...I think I may have lost them.

My camera corrupted the card, fortunately I have recovered files before, and this time was no different. The program I use, PhotoREC, found all the corrupted files. I saved them to desktop, formatted the card and was about to write them back onto the card. Problem solved? Almost.

I am in an internet cafe, and there was a power cut. On restart, all the recovered files I can no longer find. It seems here, like many cafes, the PCs automatically delete all files a user has downloaded, or made on each restart.

With the card reformatted, now the recovery software can only find a small fraction of what was recovered before, and I really dont know whether to laugh or cry!

So my question is, is anyone familiar with internet cafe software, and could possibly suggest where these ?user? files may have been sent or deleted to?

Im spent with trying to recover from the card itself, it feels like I have tried everything. But any extra tips that could salvage some more of the pics (better software advice etc) would be appreciated also.

Cheers in advance. Tom.

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Hello to this site, I'm Bjhay.

I need some help from you guys, my computers are infected by the classified.exe virus and some other malwares.
I've googled the other classified.exe virus, but other applications wont start for me..
My original folders was duplicated as an .exe and the original folders was now hidden. I think multiple viruses has infected my computers, and I do not want to reformat, because that will give me a LOOOONG time of delay. Help please.

Thank you in advance,



I also can't open malwarbytes and some apps. (taskmanager, run, cmd).

A:Internet cafe PC's infected

well, in my experience, unless you can download a free antivirus that will run reinstalling seems for me to be the best option.

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Hi Folks... Clueless Here....

I have me this idea to make a mobile internet cafe.... and take it with me to festivals of sorts.

I've got the 2 way satelite dish and have gone mobile before, now I'm adding a new dimension where my wifi signal will be expanded to a "hot spot" similar to those you see at for example Panera Bread Company.

Problem: I'd like to stay mobile and use a notebook for a server.... IS THIS POSSIBLE ???????????? I'm using a hotspot software program called Antamedia. Signal will need to flow as follows:

a) Sat Dish
b) Sat Dish Modem (ethernet)
c) Server
d) D-Link Wifi Router (ethernet)
e) Dual Omni Antennas
f) End users will be monitored via Server for time and bandwidth use

Question: Can I do this with a laptop and one of those 10/100/1000Mbps PCMCIA network cards ? Antemedia instructions says my server will need a NIC1 and a NIC2 connection for info to flow into and out of the server.

If I have to use a desktop I will, but the big advantage with the Notebook version is that I can use DC power to power the Notebook.... and my goodness it's much less bulky to tote around...!

Thanks in advance,
Have not purchased equipment yet so I don't know what operating system of Windows I'll be using.

A:Mobile Internet Cafe - I NEED HELP.....!!!

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hi all,

i really need all of your suggestions

i'm planning in establishing an internet cafe with game station near my house, i'd like to spend about 43000$ in establishing this business.

all of this money is my family's saving for years, so i don't want to fail my family. please help me out in chosing the right specs.

i'm planning this specs:
- AMD Athlon 3000+
- 1GB PC 5300 Kingston
- Maxtor 80Gb SATA II
- keyboard + mouse Logitech
- casing <i don't quite care, but any suggestion is welcome>
- VGA PCIe <ASUS x1300 PRO>
Total Price: 605$

i want when people are playing frozen throne PvP Strucure 8Vs8, Ghost Recon, or any other heavy games feels no lag.

i's still considering in switching the VGA and the processor. but if any of u guys suggest the other specs are very welcome.

thx guys.

A:Internet Cafe - My Life

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want to set up an internet cafe and want to buy beautiful furniture and computers.Any leads?

A:internet cafe furniture

whatever you buy - stay away from fiber (particle) board furniture. While cheap - they don't last - especially in a public area.

Get solid hardwoods.

Furniture is a matter of taste.

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Hi guys,

Appologies if i have the wrong department here, but, i have been given the task of setting up a small area of a cafe in which the customer wants three terminals for internet use. setting up a free service so there is no need for any software to restrict usage or time usage. Simply the guy wants 3 monitors with keyboard's & mouse's on a bench.
Will it be a simple case of 3 x small pc builds hooked up to a router or is there a cost efective way of hooking the three monitors through some sort of basic terminal to a central desktop/server.

It all sounded easy untill i sat down to figure out the best way of doing it lol.

Any suggestions or advice as to how to best set this up are most appreciated.

A:mini internet cafe set up

- Build 3 good quality computers
- Run cat6 cable to a 8port gigabit switch *
- Run a cat6 cable from the switch to a good router like a linksys WRT54GL & flash it with 3rd party firmware like DD-WRT. **
- Run a Cat6 cable from the Router to your ISP modem ***
- Don't let users use the computer in Admin mode, setup some generic user with limited privileges

* I say an 8 port gigabit switch because if he ever adds more computers to the area. Also if they were to play games or transfer large files or anything the computers would be hooked up via Gigabit which would be faster

** The reason for this is in the future if he wants to control computers on the network or anything like that he will have many more options with this firmware then the stock linksys one... it also makes it more stable/less issues. Also if you go this route have the router restart everyday at some time in the early morning when nobody is at this location just to clear the memory and avoid other potential issues.

*** I suggest a slightly faster connection since it will be shared between 3 computers and maybe more in the future. So depending on your area a faster cable package or even Fiber if its avail and at a decent price.

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Hi ... I want to know if anyone has or know any internet cafe software to control how many hours x person is using the computer .. I have a shop and I want to know if any software is available..


A:need software for Internet Cafe

Here's one for testing:

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Good Afternoon,

I just setup an internet cafe with 1 server and 10 clients. I would just like to ask where can I a get a freeware software that can audit the time of the usage of each client.

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I want to setup an internet cafe server in my home and want to know of a good free easy one to use. Does anyone know any?

A:Internet Cafe server

Your gonna charge your family and friends to use your internet? Just kidding of course but seems like a strange thing to install in a home environment.

I have never seen a free software for this type of application usually you pay good $ just for someone coming up with the fancy GUI.

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Ok lest start with what i am doing and then i will get to the equipment. Ok I am trying to run internet for my platoon in iraq. I am going threw the company i am trying to run about 25 people. My modem is a DW4020. I already have the newest version just waiting on commissioning. I currently have 14 people. I have a dlink DI604 router, which i am currently not using due to ip add issues working on firmware. My current one is a Linksys WRT54G router. I have 4 switches just to save cable 2 dlink 1 linksys and 1 other.
I get 5 GB per month with a daily limit of 200MB. The GB's are only measured from 10am to 10pm my time (bahgdad). Once i go over and i become untrusted The attachments show the scales. The daily limit is 200MB and as long as i dont go over 200 it leaks them out at 75 Kbs. My biggest question is what do you recommend to run this. I also have a programmable cisco switch in the mail should be here any day.

Ps Monthly service is office 1000

A:Internet cafe setup

I think what you are doing is great, but I see many issues with it.

First the bandwidth allowed...

200mb daily limit for 25 users? Not good at all. You will need to have a filtering solution in place to keep users from abusing the link. If people start streaming music that 200mb is going to get chewed up quick. Also, all thoughs image heavy myspace pages...

You can rate limit each port on the cisco, thats a start. Also, I would not make wireless available to everyone. Better to have them come to you and connect to your switch when they want to browse.

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just wondering if how is the network setup of an internet cafe, is it peer to peer o client/server? Do you need an actual server and Window Server OS? I saw this layouts after i searched some forums, which of these are correct? Which of these are applicable in using internet cafe management software?

modem>router>switch>server and desktops
modem>switch>server and desktops

*i dont if the server here are actually a server or just a normal desktop


A:Internet Cafe Network

It purely depends upon the scenario and your circumstances ,

1.If you are having a small business its adviced to use a Router >switch>server OS and hardware>desktops

2.if you are owning a small nuclear network u can use Modem>Desktops

Depends on the needs u can use switch to extend the network !!
i advice you to download the

Desktop Management Software | Desktop Administration Software for Windows - ManageEngine Desktop Central

this is a amazing networking administration software to control your Internet cafe

Meanwhile you can filter the web content,filter and other exciting features Using the Cyberoam : Securing You

Software, Hope this helps

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I'm looking for an application that will give me the power of windows xp "group policy" but will allow me to give different permissions to different users, or to different groups on a local machine.

I'm running an internet cafe, and have serious problems restricting users permissions.
The internet cafe software I use (cybercafe pro) doesn't run on a restricted user account (I'll be glad if you can recomend me another software).

I want the users to be unable to download or install any program, and if they manage to get out of the internet cafe software, not to be able to see the "start" button, or the desktop.

Please advice,
Any tip will be truely appereciated

A:Internet cafe security issues

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At home I access the net through dialup because that is all that is available to me. I run the zonealarm firewall software on my laptop and when I check out my potential vulnerability on the Shields up web site, I get a clean bill of health.

However, , when I take my laptop out on the town and connect through the free services at local restaurants and such, I can't get that same level of security as indicated through the Shields up website that I get at home. I suspect it is because the Shields up probe is reading the configuration of the system that I am accessing through and not my own laptop.

At any rate, I just want to know if I am getting a secure enough connection with my zonealarm to engage in serious buisiness while I am out surfing the net through a free wireless connection at burger doodle........

A:internet cafe security question

i think the safest you will be is with a good firewall, uptodate virus program, uptodate windows, spyware - spybot { i like having teatimer enabled} , ada-ware and spywareguard.

you wont be able to do much much about ports on there routers etc

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I know many here are experts on windows customization, i need some more tips in modifying settings of the windows.

ok here we go

i am planning to buy 8 new units for my new iCafe,

Core i3 2100
Intel DPH61WWB3 chipset
4GB DDR3 Memory
250 GB HDD
Nvidia GT 440 1GB 128bit DDR5
here i have a list of what i have done with my current computers

1. disable add/remove items on desktop. .
2. remove Gadgets, Personlization, on desktop right click menu

Would anyone recommend more options ,on tweaking for security. .
i want to disable task manager regedit msconfig and mmc if my customers are using,

but is there a way i could enable it if i am the one using the computer???

A:Windows 7 Tweaks for Internet Cafe.

You might want to have a look at a program called DeepFreeze (System Restore Software - Restore on Reboot | Faronics Deep Freeze). If you don't know about it already, it basically freezes the computer and resets it to the saved/frozen state every restart. This is great if you get someone in your iCafe who decides they want to go on a virus downloading spree and infect your systems - just restart and it's all fixed.

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Im planning to set up a cyber cafe, but dont want to use cisco pix firewall because its expensive for me.
I was advised to use LINUX.
But the problem actually is this - is LINUX firewall a software or hardware?

If it is a software, on which hardware will I install it? then, can LINUX be used in the same environment with Windows server 2003? because im planning to install Windows server 2003 on the server?

Please help me out, i want a very good security system installed at reasonable cost.

thanks a lot.

A:Firewall for Internet Cafe - Linux?

You would install Linux on a standard computer and configure it as your gateway. Take a look at Smoothwall, it's a Linux based gateway. It should be pretty easy to install and configure

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Hi all

I have been asked by a friend who is planning to set up an internet cafe in the UK to look into the hardware, software, configuration, maitenence etc necessary.

Initially planning 6 pcs - mainly for internet browsing - possibly games & other applications, office, etc.

Searched on google but find very little in the way of info - lots of cybercafe software & buy a book on how to.

Searched tech support guy forums & see that Mike (TechGuy) has a cafe so might be able to help - Mike...?

Thanks all - looking forward to this project

A:Info on setting up an internet cafe...

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I am going away for a while and am setting up some software ("Remote Web Workspace" for the record) on my network (SBS2003) which allows me to log in to my work PC from any internet browser, any location in the world.

The only thing is, the browser needs to be able to install and run an ActiveX control from Microsoft ("Remote Desktop ActiveX Control". for the record).

Can anyone (preferably a few people, so I get a good representative sample) voice an opinion as to the chances of internet cafes / hotel internet clusters etc. letting me do this ? (i.e. allowing users to install ActiveX controls into the browser).

Like I say, the AcitiveX control is from Microsoft.

However, I've heard some public internet facilties are very much tied down in what you can do in them.

If it helps, I'm off to Spain - as there may be location-specific differences...

any comments / opinions gratefully received


A:will Internet cafe allow me to install ActiveX control ?

in spain you should be alright, i know the US has certain rules about whats okay to use in public wifi but mostly cafe's block other things via proxy not usually microsoft and activeX, if they do you could always just ask them.

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Hi, We are running an Internet Cafe with 15 Computers. The main computer runs windows server 2003. the other 14 are all running windows xp pro. Our main machine was runing windows xp but we upgraded to windows server 2003. Now our old cafe software doesnt work and instead of contacting the makers of the software we decided to see if there were any free alternatives. We want to be able to from the main machine click on a button that will start for example computer 1 and time how long it gets used and work out what to charge for the usage of the computer. We also want to be able to block some users from accesing certain things, like run and stuff that if the school students got into could mess things up. is there any way you can do this sort of stuff in windows server 2003? or should we just contact the makers of the old software and renue it and pay lots of money? Cheers!

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I keep having trouble staying on the wifi at a local coffee shop (Panera). Once I connect, it stays connected for maybe 10 minutes. Then constantly drops off. Disconnect, wait a minute then reconnect, and it might work again for a short time.

Reboot the laptop, and the process starts all over again.

Never have any trouble on any other wifi. Another laptop that I will occasionally bring stays connected for well over an hour. Same with my phone.

Can anyone offer any suggestions. Thanks.
Here are the specs to the laptop.

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thanks for you service

I got internet cafe and I got some problem with the connectin because customers some times complain from the connection is very slow

I got very high speed connection with buldog provider 8mb

I got 30 computers in the shop

I got one router netgear

any one can help me solving this problem please?

I want the connection to be very fast all the time how!


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So my buddies and i recently opened a small internet cafe, we're now getting started. and i was wondering how will we protect our systems on our network from infected flash drives, micro SD etc the people will want to use on the computer. we have AVG Antivirus on all of our system and the firewall the router came with, but im still not quite sure as yet. is there any program you guys can recommend that will scan the USB as they plug in?

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We are a charitable trust running an internet cafe to raise money for the community.
We would like our computers to restore to a "clean" restore point automatically at midnight. Updates to software would have to be done once a week and a new restore point set.

Is this possible with win7 64bit?

Thanks Peter

A:Internet cafe wants computers to revert to virgin at midnight

Quote: Originally Posted by PeterNZ

We are a charitable trust running an internet cafe to raise money for the community.
We would like our computers to restore to a "clean" restore point automatically at midnight. Updates to software would have to be done once a week and a new restore point set.

Is this possible with win7 64bit?

Thanks Peter

It certainly is Using Acronis "try and decide"

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Hello, everyone. We are trying to set up a computer to be used as some-what of a cyber cafe. Basically we need two things:

1. Prevent users from using most programs. Allow access to IE or some other browser, and possibly Word.

2. This is the main thing that we need. We saw this implemented at a Staples. What we want is for the computer to be locked, and to unlock it, a customer has to swipe their credit card on a box connected to the computer via USB. Once the customer does this, they can use the computer, and a small timer in the corner shows how much time has been used, since they are being charged per minute. Then, once the customer is finished, the computer will relock and print a receipt.

Does anyone have an idea on how to do this? We've tried programs such as Smartlaunch, but we were having trouble with it, and it appears that an account has to be created for each user. The point of the set up we require is so that we don't have to be present for the customer to pay to use the computer.

A:Setting Up A Computer For A Cyber Cafe

Quote: Originally Posted by cumpeosystems

Hello, everyone. We are trying to set up a computer to be used as some-what of a cyber cafe. Basically we need two things:

1. Prevent users from using most programs. Allow access to IE or some other browser, and possibly Word.

2. This is the main thing that we need. We saw this implemented at a Staples. What we want is for the computer to be locked, and to unlock it, a customer has to swipe their credit card on a box connected to the computer via USB. Once the customer does this, they can use the computer, and a small timer in the corner shows how much time has been used, since they are being charged per minute. Then, once the customer is finished, the computer will relock and print a receipt.

Does anyone have an idea on how to do this? We've tried programs such as Smartlaunch, but we were having trouble with it, and it appears that an account has to be created for each user. The point of the set up we require is so that we don't have to be present for the customer to pay to use the computer.

I think what you are looking to do is limit use ability to go else where other then Web Browsing Have you looked into creating an account with UAC settings in effect with password if you lock everything down like that they will only be able to surf the web and everytime they try to do something else a password prompt will show up

Btw welcome to Seven Forums CumpeoSystems

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Hi there!

I am a newb and I am hoping that I put this thread in the right category.

I was wondering if you could point me in the direction of a really great kiosk/internet cafe software, or provide me with specific customization specs for the built in software for Windows 7 and 8?

I work for a small nonprofit. We serve people with significant disabilities. We help them stay out of institutions, and in their local community. Most of our clients don't have enough money to buy/maintain their own computers.

We finally saved up enough for kiosk computers for our clients (we run Windows). I would like a system where our clients can log in to look for jobs, create resumes, apply for benefits, and have limited access to the local printers (print ten pages max). We will provide them with thumb drives, so they don't need to save files on the hard drive permanently. They won't be charged. We don't have a server. All of their data should be wiped when their session ends to protect our clients privacy.

I'm over the top looking at all of the reviews and directions. Any ideas, hints, or tips would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

A:Choosing a Windows 7/8 Internet Cafe/Kiosk or Customize the built in?

Hi and Welcome to SevenForums,

You could take a look at this software, it is paid software (i'm sure there would be some free alternatives but i can't point you in the direction of one off the top of my head).
Drive Vaccine delivers non restrictive pc hard drive protection using restore on reboot technology delivering automated PC maintenance Ideal for computer labs, classrooms, libraries, business centres and internet kiosks.

It's something i had a play with when setting up kiosk machines at work, it seemed to fit the job for me so we bought it but time hasn't allowed me to install it on the machines yet.

When testing i created a machine, got it to a state / build i liked and then take a snapshot with that software.
Then every time the computer is logged off, restarted or left idel for x minutes it would restore to the snapshot version which would remove and saved files, history etc...


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I have XP Home. This started three days ago I was using google (on Internet Explorer) and when I clicked on a page I knew immediately that I had been infected. The browser started opening random web sites. I immediately scanned with Super AntiSpyware. It found Trojan Agent/Gen-NFR C;Windows/system32/nfr.dll. It appearred to clean it up but when the system rebooted I got the error message: Error Loading nfr.dll. I scanned after rebooting it didn't show the virus then after using the computer and it not working properly, I scanned again and the same virus was there. I can not use Interent Explorer or Yahoo Browser I am using Netscape now and it doesn't seem to be affecting it. I have since run Malwarebytes, ATF, Super Antispyware over and over again I can not get rid of this. Here is the first log from scanning with Malwarebytes:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.34
Database version: 1822
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3

3/5/2009 8:00:50 PM
mbam-log-2009-03-05 (20-00-50).txt

Scan type: Full Scan (C:\|D:\|)
Objects scanned: 242462
Time elapsed: 38 minute(s), 59 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 1
Registry Keys Infected: 10
Registry Values Infected: 2
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 2

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nfr.dll (Trojan.Agent) -> Delete on reboot.

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CLASSES... Read more

A:nfr.dll error internet trouble slow computer

Welcome to BCPlease update mbam and select FULL ScanRun the scan, Remove selected and rebootPost the log for review

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sometimes cant log onto internet,very slow computer speed

A:trouble logging onto internet computer very slow

Greetings and Welcome to The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your malware problems.I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At the t... Read more

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My computer has been running very slow and has trouble staying connected to the internet. This started after I followed the advice in the Virus/Trojan/Spyware sticked thread, "Is Your PC Running Slow?" I deleted temporary files and then used Spybot Search & Destroy to get rid of tracking cookies.

As for the internet (wifi), every minute or so, it will look like it's connecting, saying it's "acquiring network address" and then it will reconnect. I don't think it's my modem because the lights all look fine and I can connect without problems using my netbook and my smartphone, also using wifi.

A:Computer slow & trouble with internet connection

Do a system restore to a time before you deleted the temp files.

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I've had my computer (MSi GT60 0NC) since August of last year. In the last month, I noticed that after turning on my computer, sometimes I can only go to the first ~5 sites I went to. For example, if I turned on my computer, went to techsupportforum, Google, Bing, StackOverflow, and Spotify, I would only be able to go to those websites in particular. I could fix this by restarting, and it only happened about once a week, so I ignored it for the most part. Recently, however, it's gotten progressively worse, even to the point that restarting does not fix it. The only way I've found that fixes it is to just leave the computer alone for 10 minutes. I'm really confused at what is happening. I'm running Windows 7 64 bit, and here's a screenshot of my computer's specs (probably not relevant, just wanted to post it just in case):

Also, I've tested it out, and it's not just the web browser. If I open cmd and use ping or ipconfig, it doesn't work.
Here's an example ping (one site that did work, one that did not):

and here's an example tracert (that did not work):

If I forgot any important details, just let me know.

Thanks in advance!

A:My computer has had trouble connecting to the Internet, and it's gotten worse

moving to Networking Forum for better results.
Can you provide the information in this link in your next post? Pre-posting Requirements - for both Wired and Wireless Connectivity Issues

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Hello there! I'm hoping to find a solution to my problem from you. I have two computers: one running Windows Me and the other Windows XP . In each computer I have only one ethernet card installed and enabled to work. I've also purchased a Cat 5E Crossover Cable. I only have access to dial-up through a modem. How can I create a network to share the same internet connection through dial-up modem of either computer being the host? I await for your response. Thanks

A:Trouble with sharing internet connection with another computer using a modem for dia-

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Hi, I have just recently build a new desktop around 2 weeks ago, it has been working fine till 2 or 3 days ago.
My computer will hang at random timings, sometimes just while in loading up a game and sometimes 10-20 minutes into the game.
Another issue is that there seem to be some problem with the ethernet connection, my computer refuses to connect to the internet on startup (unidentified network/limited), and requires me to plug/unplug the ethernet cable from the ethernet port of my computer multiple times before being able to connect.
I decided to do fresh install of windows 10 to see if it helped, but after installing my motherboard drivers, while downloading the driver for my graphic card my computer froze again.
Windows 10 Home
Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-6600K CPU @ 3.5GHz
Ram: 2x8 GB
System Type: 64-bit os
minitoolbox log:
MiniToolBox by Farbar  Version: 07-02-2016 01
Ran by Azenel (administrator) on 16-05-2016 at 00:07:49
Running from "C:\Users\Azenel\Desktop"
Microsoft Windows 10 Home  (X64)
Model: MS-7A12 Manufacturer: MSI
Boot Mode: Normal
========================= Flush DNS: ===================================
Windows IP Configuration
Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache.
========================= IE Proxy Settings: ============================== 
Proxy is not enabled.
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A:Computer Hangs at random timings and trouble connecting to internet

Please wait until the system hangs again.  Then let it recover (or force a recovery) and let's try looking at these 2 sets of reports:1)  Please run this report collecting tool (even though you may not be reporting BSOD's) so we can provide a complete analysis: done a Notepad document will open with the name of the file and it's location.By default it'll be a .zip file located on your DesktopSimply upload the .zip file with your next post and we'll move on from there.If it doesn't work for you, then please try this:  Please do the following:- open Event Viewer (run eventvwr.msc from the "Run" dialog)- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")- right click on the "Administrative Events" heading- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."- save the file as Admin.evtx- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")- upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).FYI - If we're looking for Event ID 41 errors (unexplained shutdowns), there's more info on that here: waiting for a reply, please monitor your temps with this free utility: Read more

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My computer (Sony Vaio VGN-FS790P running Windows XP) has been having issues when I browse the Internet. I currently use Firefox and it works fine most of the time, though every now and then the browser will freeze and it tends to lock up my entire system. When I go into the task manager to end the process, the computer often then tries to run dumprep.exe without it actually doing anything besides taking up memory, and I have to force quit the process to be able to do anything. Sometimes when I attempt to restart the computer afterward, XP will not bring up the menu options for turning it off/logging out/switching user, and I end up having to do a hard reset (holding down the power button until the computer shuts down). When I try to restart after such episodes, oftentimes the computer will turn on and then not make it to the login screen. Eventually I am able to get back on (often after being prompted by the system that the computer shut down unexpectedly and it asks if I would like to restart normally or in the last known good configuration or in a variety of safe modes). Sometimes the computer works fine for a few days and other times it won't work and I have to try to restart it again. I've noticed that if the computer goes into the screen saver the problems typically restart, but if I put it in Standby mode I can usually get back on again without much trouble.I ran HijackThis and below is my logfile.Any help is greatly appreciated!Thanks,- CaseyLogfile of Tre... Read more

A:Trouble with internet browsers freezing up and computer not restarting properly

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

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My cousin got on my computer and did some well, not so good things with it, now I think I have a lot of spyware and or viruises, the problem is though, my internet works when I restart my computer but after a little bit I cannot get the internet to startup, it give the page cannot be displayed on every site, and then it makes my computer very very choppy, can someone help?

A:Solved: Internet trouble

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I am cleaning up a computer for a lady and it won't connect to the internet. She uses Charter high speed internet at her house and says it works sometimes, but it is really slow and takes a while to open. When I try to connect the computer to the internet from my dorm room it says "cannnot find server" and "page cannot be displayed". I connect to the internet in my room through the campus LAN. The computer is a Win XP. It also has a VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter. Here is the ipconfig:
IP Address:
Subnet Mask:
Default Gateway:

Here is the HJT logfile:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:04:49 PM, on 12/2/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program ... Read more

A:Solved: Internet trouble

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We are using Windows XP Professional ver 5.1 SP3 on our laptop. Using IE 6

Recently, we started to get a lot of Pop ups and so my husband changed the settings to block Pop ups. He also decided to shut off the auto update feature as it was taking very long and do it manually once a week.

Since then we started to get a different - constant popup problem from Trend Micro Office scan that says URL Blocked and the URL is always\...... with a very long message everytime we browse anything (it doesn't matter what browser we use)

Other Problems:
1. We are noticing internet browsing has slowed down considerably
2. When I click on any link on my Hotmail web page it keeps showing its Loading which has never happened before. It takes several clicks for the link to finally work. It also keeps giving me a message Windows Live Hotmail has diconnected. Please try again later. This has also never happened before.
3. When I shut off the computer a window pops up showing Ending now RUNDLL32. It seems like it is saving information and trying to shut the program down but when its towards the end of the bar. It says program has stopped responding. So I have been clicking the END NOW button and then it shuts off OK.
4. Today when I switched on the computer, it gave me a Windows message saying error opening IE. I forgot to note it down. But some error wherein I had a choice to SEND report etc.

I think the situation is turning from bad to worse. We have scanned the compute... Read more

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Running Windows XP
Problem reported after running Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security 2012

The problem is reported EVERY time a scan completes, leaving me with this message:
Scan Results: Additional Cleaning Needed. To remove some unresolved threats click "Download Now" to start setting up a rescue disk. I've had NO luck getting the rescue disk to work the way they Trend instructions say it should, i.e. to give me an option to "resolve threats" after booting from the disk. I've searched the internet for help on that, joined the Trend Micro user's community, followed everyone's suggestions, no luck yet.

Now my computer is running slower and slower, and sometimes freezes. It also does other strange things like booting up ok but not allowing me to open any applications and forcing me to do a cold boot to get it going. It also changed the time on the clock!

ALSO....I booted up in safe mode hoping to run a Trend Internet Security 2012 scan, but the Trend icon in safe mode is directed to an old (2006!) install of Trend. I couldn't see how to run 2012 there.

Below are the things the "Read this first" post suggested. One problem, however: The instructions mention an ark.text file, but I don't seem to see one created by the steps in the instructions. I have pasted below the hijackthis log, the dds.txt file, and have attached the attach.txt file as instructed. I also pasted below the results of the GMER exe.rootkit/mal... Read more

A:Trouble Cleaning Computer with Trend Micro Internet Security 2012

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i have the same router and same problem have tried everything i can think of and nothing

A:Solved: Having trouble connecting to the internet with my PSP.

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Suddenly this morning, my Internet connection seemed VERY slow. I called the cable company and ran through some procedures such as flushing DNS (or DNC?), resetting the modem, etc., but it still slow. Takes what seems forever to load a Web page. What is the likely issue? (OS is Windows 7)

A:Solved: Trouble connecting to Internet

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Okay, my internet connection is not working (obviously). When I open Wireless Zero Configuration is can connect to my neighbors network but it will not connect to mine. I have a laptop that can connect to the internet wirelessly, I have a computer that can connect with a wire but I have this computer connecting via WPA and it will not connect.

This is the feed that runs when I go into ipconfig /all

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : upstairs
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . :

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 4:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/1000 MT Network Connect
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-11-11-4D-5F-FA

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 5:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Linksys WUSB100 RangePlus Wireless USB Adapter #5
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1E-E5-E6-68-8F
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
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A:Solved: Internet Connection trouble!!

Start by disabling ICS.

Disable ICS for XP & Vista Tutorial

Restart the machine.

Next, let's expand to add some pings to your diagnostic.
Try these simple tests.

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

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

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

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


PING <computer_IP_address>

PING <default_gateway_address>

PING <dns_servers>



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

<computer_IP_address> - The IP Address of your computer, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above. (For Vista/Win7, the IPv4 Address)

<default_gateway_address> - The IP address of the Default Gateway, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above.

<dns_servers> - The IP address of the first (or only) address for DN... Read more

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Hi, i am having a very major and annoying problem with my DSL connection and INTERNET EXPLORER.....okayt, i have SBC service and i had assumed that the service had been cut off because my computer would not connect for a while, so i just didn't try figuring antything out. But then, i took the cord out of my desktop PC and plugged it into my laptop (whish is what I'm posting with right now) and itrworked

....So i tried going to the SBC ISP adress on my Desktop pc and reseting my modem but my IE won't go to any sites, i get a prompt saying "internet explorer could not open the search page!". the browser opens up with "about:blank" and I've tried fixing problems with various programs such as hijackthis, CWshredder, spybot search and destroy, spyware blaster, registry mechanic, trojan hunter, ad aware SE, house call computer scan (once, when my computer could get on the internet, but some problem wouldn't allow it to successfully scan the machine machine at all), and windows washer, but i have had this problem for about a year and a half now IE just won't work and act right..The problem with my computer not being on the internet just popped up though, before then, i just avoided using IE and i just used different browsers, like opera and fire fox, but now they can't even go anywhere. The confusing thing is that when i plug my modem into my comp, EVERY light comes on, but the computer just won't do anything intern... Read more

A:Solved: DSL/internet explore trouble

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I have recently acquired a laptop for my son from a relative. I am having trouble connecting to the internet. It will not pick up my wireless network, although it shows lots of other available networks in the area. My sister never had a problem with it before. She used wireless hotspots mainly to connect. Have you any idea what we are doing wrong????

A:Solved: Trouble connecting to internet

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I am running MS XP Home Edition with newly installed SP2. I have Norton Personal Firewall and Norton Anti-virus. Since installing SP2 I cannot access the Internet with any browser eg. Microsoft Explorer,Yahoo, or Google. I have tried changing the various access levels in the firewall setting but with no success. The only way I can get up on the I/net is to disable the firewall which in this day and age is deadly. I do have the ms Firewall working but don't think it is as good as the Norton. Has anyone had this trouble after installing the SP2 pack to Xp?

A:Solved: Internet access trouble with xp sp2

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Alright, so my computer was getting what looked like a stop error after I rebooted it one time. It wasn't going to reboot again without quickly flashing a blue screen for less than a second then restarting to try and boot again so I just reinstalled Windows XP (an unpdated version from what I had at that I believe).

But now there's a problem, I didn't do a complete reformatt because I still have all my files and such on my laptop, but I have no internet connection! It's very frusterating, becuase I'm using an ethernet cable and router but the computer is not picking up any internet connection at all. I think it recognizes the ethernet cable due to the fact that the light in the ehternet port is lit up a static orange. I've tried connecting directly to the modem as well to no avail. I even tried connecting the phone line directly into the laptop with no result.

I've read some sites that tell me to download drivers, but I can't download drivers because I have no internet connection! I don't believe my computer came with any CD's that contained any drivers either, it's a Dell Inspiron 6000 and I got it about 3 or 4 years ago. I remember it came with this cardboard CD and said that if I ever needed to do a system restore or w/e it was already on the computer.

This isn't the first time I've reinstalled Windows XP and whatnot, I had a computer place do it for me one time when I recieved a new hard drive, but whenever I did that, I had lost my wireless connection which s... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Reinstalled XP, Internet Trouble

All the yellow "?'s" are uninstalled devices. Your computer should have come with a CD with all the drivers but if it didn't, thats just stupid. So yes, you need to download the drivers. Now, seeing as how you got far enough on the internet to get here, it seems as if you have access to the internet. Unless you're on a public computer in which case you couldn't download.

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Last night I went to bed and my internet was working fine, however i woke up this morning to find that I could not get on the internet! For some reason around 30 tries or so I somehow got to weather on google but that has been the only page ive gotten on the internet with and havent been able to get back to the page since! After restart I was able to communicate threw skype but still could not access any web browser... After a restart I was unable to even connect to skype and now I am unable to have any kind of internet accessibility!

I tried system restore.. twice, but that didnt work!
I made sure I didnt have a proxy server coming between my internet browser and connection!

My computer says im connected!
When i open the router page it shows me connected to the router, but the router is not connected to the internet.

I tried restarting the router but to no success!
My brother also uses this router and he has had no troubles getting on the internet so im pretty sure its a computer problem!

Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

A:Solved: Internet trouble shooting!

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I"m having trouble getting my internet explorer page to open. At times it opens without any trouble , but if the computer sits idle for any amount of time while its open , and I try surfing I get the message can't find server . I don't have this problem in mozilla . I included my hijack this loLogfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 3:11:41 PM, on 11/02/2004
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Antivirus\isafe.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Antivirus\VetMsg.exe
C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust EZ Armor\eTrust EZ Anti-Spam\QSP-\QOELoader.exe
C:\Program Files\Ulead Systems\Ulead Photo Express 2 SE\CalCheck.exe
C:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXE
C:\Program Files\Aluria Software\ASE\ASE Scheduler.exe
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A:Solved: Internet Explorer trouble

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So every once in a while my internet connection drops , but not like disconect just I can t acces any page.If I type in cmd ping Google -t its only request timed out.If I type in the adress bar the google ip adress it opens just fine I can search but can t open any page again.I use a broadband connection wich requires a user name and a password to connect , its a direct line no router or switch.When I called the isp tech support they came and said its from my pc not on their end.Also when it droped I got this error from ie and it says something about a router strange since I don t use one. Hope I posted in the wright section.

A:[SOLVED] Trouble with internet connection

Moved to networking please follow the instructions here Pre-posting Requirements - for both Wired and Wireless Connectivity Issues

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Hi everybody. I have just done a clean install of window xp onto my velocity micro promagix t1000. But i cant connect to the internet. I am trying to connect it through my linksys router. The computer has a netgear 1394 net adapter in it. According to device manager their is a driver installed for it. I tried this conection with my other laptop and it worked. So I dont think its a problem with the router. I have tried ipconfig /all but nothing comes up except Windows IP Configuration. There are a few other devices that are missing drivers. I am not sure if those are relevant. I am really confused and frustrated. So any help will be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: Trouble connecting to internet windows xp

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Trouble viewing video clips from internet. My PC (XP Home) works fine in all aspects, except that downloaded files will often be incomplete. The current problem is that I am trying to view small video clips (1or 2 minutes of video) from a holiday company’s website. The files appear to be .wvx files.

I have tried to view in IE7, Firefox & using Windows Media Player 11. In all cases, the video will start, play for a few seconds then freeze whilst the message is that it is buffering (although it never resumes play). In an effort to troubleshoot, my wife accessed the clips OK from her laptop whilst connected at work, but when we tried to use her laptop via our wireless signal at home, the same problem as my home PC surfaced. I am at a loss as to whether the problem is a setting on my PC (which is wired into the router) or perhaps a setting on the router.

A:Solved: Trouble viewing video from Internet

Try by passing the Router and hook the PC direct and try...if you do not have a problem then it would be a setting on the Router

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So, I am in the midst of rebuilding/upgrading my computers. At the moment only one is operational. Basically #1, but with the drives of #2. The strange thing is, when I put the HDD from #2 into the system, I can't access the internet. I also get no sound, but that's beside the point for this thread (I may post a similar thread related to the sound in one of the other forums). With the HDD from #1, everything works perfectly. I change nothing else except for the HDD.

Because I have recently had all sorts of issues and troubleshooting that went on with #2 (to eventually find that the MB had gone bad) I have even done both a windows repair install, and a clean install (including formatting the drive). Same thing still happens.

A:Solved: strange internet access trouble

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I am using IE 8,and Windows Vista Home Edition. My computer is Acer. Just about everytime I open a page,Enternet Exployer Script Error opens. I have tried disable Script error[internet Explorer],thru tools-Internet options-advance. Is there a way to dig deeper to solve my problem? Thank You

A:Solved: Trouble with Internet Script Error

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I have a Dell 9300 Inspiron with Windows NT. I was trying to install software that would not install properly. I later discovered this software was not compatible with Windows NT.

I followed the steps to uninstall and when it rebooted I received an error message that my antivirus software had errors and should I should reinstall to correct these errors. So, I uninstalled Norton Internet Security and have been trying to reinstall but the system will not read the CD to start the installation. It brings up the initial screen with 3 selections: Install, Browe, or Exit. When I select Install nothing happens.

What steps should I take to reinstall this softward to get my system protected again?


A:Solved: Trouble Re-install of Norton Internet Security

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I recently bought a Tenda W311R Wireless-N Broadband Router so I could set up a Wireless Internet connection for my PS3, while still being able to go online with the computer. I have followed the wizard, but I have yet to connect to the internet using 3 different browsers: IE, Firefox, and the AOL browser. My network connections say I am connected but when I go on with the browser it says that I am unable to connect.

I am using a DSL modem to connect to the internet, a Siemen SpeedStream 4100.
Can someone help this novice out of this jam?

-Thank you!

A:Solved: Having trouble connecting to the internet with new Wireless Router

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Well I obviously have a problem. Whenever i try and log into my xp account i get a bsod. The only info i get on the "error" is:

stop: 0x00000008E (0xC0000005, 0x80035A9D, 0x00000000)

Now to give more info i think might be helpful. I recently contracted antivirus 09. I thought i had killed it but a last week super anti spyware found a trace of it and deleted it. (I followed basic steps the forum instructs) So i put that out on the table. Lately my internet (the past 2 days) has not been working. It works one morning but after i put it in sleep mode for 8 hours and come home the internet no longer works. So i looked online to see if i could dig up anything. My ie was displaying a address that had megaclick (something like that, it stopped) in it instead of the default google. That from my research on the internet was from the megaupload manager. So i thought to get rid of it. After i uninstalled it i booted in safe mode to run my various scans. I have McAfee, Avg8, super anti spyware, and Malwarebytes anti malware. Since my tango with antivirus 09 my avg has no longer worked.

(I stupidly uninstalled it when it would no longer update during my time with antivirus 09 so i uninstalled and reinstalled it and that's when it no longer worked. It would start a scan and then it would bsod with the error: no_page_error something. i can get the error if it would help. My friend said that the data in avg was corrupted giving me the error. The error... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Computer trouble

Hello ,

if you have 2 antivirus programs installed remove one of them for all they will do is fight each other rather then protect your system !!

okay now heres what you need to do to get your system free from infection

what you need to do is follow this link

for this to work properly you must follow all instructions

if you can not compleat a step make a note and then move to the next step

save all logs to the desktop for ease of reposting

when you have compleated the steps do not post back here you must start a new post in the (Highjackthis Forum log help forum) of this site

stand strong for the techs there are busy

let them know of this thread

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This isn't really Software related, just really need an answer or two on why this is happening and if this has happened to anyone else.

Well my problem is that my computer freezes or restarts itself whenever it pleases. Usually when I have about 3-5 programs running my computer will just freeze, sometimes only one! Then I have to restart it manually, then about 3-4 hours later it will restart itself or freeze again. But this doesn't happen every 3-4 hours, sometimes it can be days before it will freeze/restart then I have to do the process of re-booting my computer again. I was talking to a friend about this, he knows a thing or two about computers. He says it's the lack of memory on my computer that once I have too many programs running at once the processor can take all that memory at once, then it will restart or freeze on it's own...

I've had this computer a little over 2 years now, and this started about late March of this year, before that, everything was running smoothly, no freezes or restarting.

If anyone has any feedback on this, feel free to reply, thanks.

A:[SOLVED] Computer Trouble


Originally Posted by MikeJR

I've had this computer a little over 2 years now, and this started about late March of this year, before that, everything was running smoothly, no freezes or restarting.

It sounds like you added some software in March that may be causing this. Did you add new software in March?

Also do you run with a firewall and anti-virus?

Another thing do you keep your firewall, anti-virus and XP updated (I am assuming you are running with XP with System Pack 2 installed)?

Lastly, do you add a lot of new software and then remove them?


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My computer tower has been through a lot, and it's beginning to fall behind the standards of today's pcs. However, my PC has been running abnormally slow lately, and I'm not sure if it's because of the computer or an infection or some kind. It's never been this slow before. Avg found nothing.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:06:31 PM, on 5/10/2006
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\Program Files\BroadJump\Client Foundation\CFD.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Muiltmedia keyboard utility\1.3\KbdAp32A.exe
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A:Solved: Very old trouble on a very old computer.

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My wife has been giving me agite for the last 4 months about this and I'm not sure what to do. If its a problem inherent in Vista, the comp, or both, then it makes me very sorry to ever have gone with either.

There are 2 problems and I think they're interrelated. The computer loves to reboot due to a system error. at least every few days if not more.

The 2nd is that it loves to randomly disconnect from the internet, even though it says its connected (by saying local & internet, sometimes it likes to randomly suggest its just locally connected even though my other computer on XP2 is fine. ANd other times it says Local when it connects to the net just fine)

I've looked at a lot of sites and tried a few things, (installing newest drivers..etc..) to no avail. My wife hates her computer.

I"ve run the debugger and it always points to athr.sys , which i believe is the wireless card, which is why I think the problem is connected. I ran an !analyze on the most recent and got the message below. Can anyone suggest what settings or something i can mess with to fix this? I'm fed up already. I've adjusted some of the power settings in hope that that may have caused it, without success. Can anyone help??

A driver is causing an inconsistent power state.
Arg1: 00000003, A device object has been blocking an Irp for too long a time
Arg2: 84f0b030, Physical Device Object of the stack
Arg3: 860b1030, Functional De... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Toshiba Satellite w Vista BSOD &amp; Internet trouble

reinstall the lan driver

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It's a gateway laptop, I have Windows XP Professional version 2002 service pack 1

I want to connect it online so I can update it, but when I plug in my Ethernet cable, nothing really happens. On my desktop, my ISP is Optimum Online. I tried installing optimum online on my laptop, but I can't get it connected. It referred my to some driver installations, I installed all of them and it's still not connecting.

If there is anything else needed, please ask.

A:Solved: Having trouble connecting Laptop to the internet using a cable modem

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Hello, I recently posted because I had a virus on my computer but I ended up just reloading my xp computer instead of trying to have you help me remove the virus. But after I reloaded it, I realized that I can't find my motherboard installation disk. So I found the drivers online (the motherboard is a MSI 760 GM-P33) and I installed them but my computer is not working properly. If I look at that device manager, it shows yellow exclamation points on other devices and pci device (2 times) and video controller. I also can't seem to download anything at all and it's not picking up the windows updates so I can update it and when I try to search for them manually, it won't allow me to download them. Do you have any suggestions on what I can do? Thanks, Deanna

A:[SOLVED] trouble with computer after reloading

You should only download your drivers from the MSI download page for your motherboard. In the Device Manager, do you a setting for Network Adapters?
On an internet computer, go to MSI drivers page: MSI Global - Computer, Laptop, Notebook, Desktop, Motherboard, Graphics and more, download the System & Chipset driver and install that first, if you don't have internet, save it to a USB Flash Drive and install it on the troubled computer.
Also download the Onboard LAN driver, and any other device drivers needed from the Device Manager, including the two Other drivers on the Download Page.

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For another computer, I have two maxtor harddrives connected via IDE to a P4P800-E Asus motherboard.

When booting up, the system goes through some check with something called "FastBuild" which I have never heard about. I think it may have something to do with having the two harddrives work together. This computer here was bought used so maybe the previous user customized the bios?

Anyway, if I try to reformat as usual, running the Win XP Pro Cd while booting up, and install as usual, the setup files load up fine. Then, when I hit enter (to setup Win XP), there's a 25 second delay where the bottom of the screen (grey area) says "Please Wait..." and then the screen loads up where it should show my partitions and allow me to choose which to install.

THere's no highlight bar - instead, it says
"Unknown Disk"
<this drive cannot be found>
and it says this twice - I'm assuming because I have two of these harddrives - both of which cannot be read.

So 'delete partition' doesn't work - so my only option is Enter = Install.

Then the following message comes up:

"A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer

THe problem seems to be caused by the following file: setupdd.sys


If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Check to make sure ... Read more

A:Solved: Trouble reformatting a used computer

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Parts in system:

ABIT AG8 LGA 775 Intel 915P ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Pentium 4 540 Prescott 3.2GHz 1MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail

CORSAIR XMS 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

SAMSUNG HD502HI 500GB 5400 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

POWERCOLOR HD2400PRO 512MB SCS Radeon HD 2400PRO 512MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

JUST PC Gazelle JPC899TI Titanium/Silver Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 450W Power Supply
okay, that is the basics. If I've forgotten something, please let me know.

I am using the stock heat sync, and I've already tried to swap out the power supply for a Antec 430W PSU that was in a friends system. It also does not work. The problem I'm having is:

I turn on the computer, and then it boots up. about 10-20 seconds go by, it just shuts off. Randomly, no message, no nothing. The HDD that I'm using is blank, and I've unplugged it so I do not damage it. I've taken the 2032 battery out of the mobo and let the CMOS reset, which changed things, but really did not... Read more

A:Solved: Trouble with computer I'm putting together

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Hi everyone,

My name is Todd, and I'm a college student living on campus with a bit of a network problem.

Let me explain some things that focus on the problem I'm having. My college has network policies for any laptop or computer being used in the dorms. They have a system set up to "validate" your MAC address after a series of tasks (i.e. installing their version of McAfee VirusScan, updating your OS with patches and updates, etc.) all to ensure security.

I had my computer validated through their policy system. If any computer is not validated then it redirects the user to the registration page, disallowing any unvalidated computer from accessing any other website or URL.

My computer's been running fine since the first day, but just last night I lost the connection. Let me explain why. I brought another laptop from home (my Fujitsu S7010) and tried to get it registered and validated on the network. I used the ethernet connection in my room and when I expected it to redirect me to the registration page, it didn't. It was just stuck on "Acquiring Network Address" and didn't connect.

I gave up and tried my original working laptop, but that didn't work. For some reason, the network is "ignoring" any connection through my ethernet jack. I tried other ethernet jacks with my working laptop and it connects fine.

It seems like now whenever I try to use the ethernet jack in my room, I can't connect. Is there a way ... Read more

A:Solved: LAN trouble - network ignores my computer

You need to contact the campus IT folks and explain what you posted here. That's the way to solve this issue.

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I was hoping to find some assistance with a problem.

I have a computer that I just installed Windows XP on and another that I just installed Vista Ultimate x64 on.

I'm unable to get the Windows XP computer to see the Vista Computer.

When I go to "My Network Places" on the XP computer and click the "View workgroup computers" link, I get the following error:

&#8226; Both computers are connected by wire to a Buffalo WZR2-G300N router named "Alexandra".
&#8226; I've set both of their Workgroup names to WORKGROUP.
&#8226; I've run the File and Printer sharing Wizard on the XP computer
&#8226; There are no third-party firewalls active on either computer
&#8226; Windows Firewall is disabled on both computers
&#8226; Both computers have the same username and password and I'm the Administrator on both.
&#8226; Both computers can ping each other with no problems.
&#8226; I've shared a folder on my XP computer
&#8226; All of the necessary Sharing and Discovery Buttons in Vista are Green (On)
&#8226; The Vista computer, when I view the map, shows the XP computer, see below:

Here's a picture of how the XP computer is setup on the network:

I'm at a loss as to what I can do to remedy this problem. I would appreciate any help that can be offered.


A:Solved: Trouble networking WinXP and Vista Computer

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Hello. :3 So I was bored and wanted to use windows movie maker, but it wouldn't open and a little window just said error. I was thinking, "what if what ever program is being used to open it isn't working?" so I search the progam on the little start window and right click on it then i went to "open with..." and chose one. Then all the icons for all the programs on the bottom tool bar changed and then when I tried to open one it just said, "sorry (random program) doesn't support (random program) so it can't open." I've been trying to restore it to it's original state but nothing's worked. I can't even remember how i got on the internet! Can someone help me please? I'd very much appreciate it! Thank you! <3

A:Solved: Having amazing trouble with opening programs on my computer. Help please?

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Hello from Maine,

I am running XP SP3 on my computer. My friend's laptop's Vista installation was all messed up with viruses and what-not.

I pulled the drive and connected it to my computer via USB. But I am having trouble going into the "my documents" folder to backup the files :

E:\Users\Zombie\My Documents

When I try to go there it says "...refers to a location that is unavailable..." and I thought I fixed the ownership wiyth the security tab but I guess I did not do it right.

Can you tell me how to just make everything viewable ?

I wish there was a hack to just strip all folder properties from an entire drive so everything would be viewable.


A:[SOLVED] XP SP3 computer having trouble reading a Vista hard drive

Proper method of taking ownership is at:

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I have a W2k computer that is having problems with spyware. I have attemted to clean it up a few times this morning but the problem continues to surface. The system is currently stand alone with no access to the Internet and some of the items in the HJT reappear, once I have cleaned it up, even without rebooting. I am wondering what I am missing, possibly a service?

I rebooted the system and gathered fresh log files using HJT and getservice, the getservice log is attached to this message and the HJT log follows. Once the system was rebooted and the logs were gathered, it was left alone.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 1:17:35 PM, on 5/12/2005
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\ADTRAN\NetVanta VPN Client\IreIKE.exe
C:\Program Files\ADTRAN\NetVanta VPN Client\IPSecMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\WIN... Read more

A:Solved: Having trouble locating source of spyware on computer, help appreciated!

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i downloaded internet explorer 8 and have panda internet security 2008 and cannot access the internet. please help

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I was wondering if anyone has used Handy Cafe internet management software? It claims to be freeware.

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Hello, techies -- and help!

I am hopelessly addicted to Dark Shadows, and have finally found a website that airs the episodes I need (Nefllix stops at 340! Imagine!). I've disabled Ghostery, updated plug-ins as instructed, and still I can't get the episodes to play. I'm on a Mac/Mountain Lion. Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated!

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Hey guys,

I need some advice regarding a small net cafe setup.

I have 5 computers linked to a router.

Now, these computers are designed to be used primarily for poker.

Now, my McAffee license has run out and to be honest they haven't been much help at all (the McAffee Internet Suite) as Spyware is still occuring frequently. Also, I think the McAffee suite is very obtrusive and seems to be eating up bucketloads of RAM which is annoying because you need your RAM and CPU free to perform well for the poker games (otherwise, games will be sluggish).

So with that in mind, I am basically just having to thoroughly run cleans every week to destroy Spyware and delete loads of crap.
ADVICE: Can anyone please advise me of how I should run my little setup? Please, propose a cost-effective solution to this problem and include software titles. It's clear I need a new security suite. At home I use AVG and thats cool but does nothing to protect from Spyware. Also, I was looking around for a program that can disable Internet download and other Windows/Internet features.. But couldn't find a program as such.

Thanks for your help and sorry for my lack of comp. savvy.

A:Small Net Cafe Setup

Dynamix said:

Hey guys,

I need some advice regarding a small net cafe setup.

I have 5 computers linked to a router.

Now, these computers are designed to be used primarily for poker.

Now, my McAffee license has run out and to be honest they haven't been much help at all (the McAffee Internet Suite) as Spyware is still occuring frequently. Also, I think the McAffee suite is very obtrusive and seems to be eating up bucketloads of RAM which is annoying because you need your RAM and CPU free to perform well for the poker games (otherwise, games will be sluggish).

So with that in mind, I am basically just having to thoroughly run cleans every week to destroy Spyware and delete loads of crap.
ADVICE: Can anyone please advise me of how I should run my little setup? Please, propose a cost-effective solution to this problem and include software titles. It's clear I need a new security suite. At home I use AVG and thats cool but does nothing to protect from Spyware. Also, I was looking around for a program that can disable Internet download and other Windows/Internet features.. But couldn't find a program as such.

Thanks for your help and sorry for my lack of comp. savvy.Click to expand...

SUPERAntiSpyware = +
Eliminate Spyware =
http://www.s... Read more

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Hi, guys please tell me the normal software that you can put in a cafe? What do you advise?

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I'm struggling to find some software to design cafe/restaurants fitouts that I can use on my Windows 7 computer.

Are you able to recommend software that is user friendly, that I can either download or purchase?

I look forward to your response.

If you are able to provide any additional details or websites, that would be much appreciated. Thank you.

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I couldn't decide whether to post here or in Hardware so if it needs to be moved please do so.

I have been approached by a friend about starting up a Cyber Cafe'. We are very near no less than five Colleges ( 1Major and 4 Junior Colleges). What I would like is some suggestions on what type of system equipment we would need and if possible some general cost assumptions. I am assuming that I would need individual work stations and some type of server and an operating system for each with networking capabilities. We have the luxury of having three seperate broadban or high speed internet providers so that shouldn't be a problem.

We are thinking about initially having 8 to 10 stations providing online gaming, surfing, email, faxing capabilities, etc. Of course costs are a consideration, so this can and probably will vary.

How about it? Any suggestions out there? Thanks in advance.


A:Cyber Cafe' suggestions

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i am runing a small scale internet cafe and i need a softwear to manage my computers. is there any one know such a softwere thats free of charge?

thanks in advance

A:cyber cafe softwear

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Ok, I didn't listen. I admit it and I am paying for it.

I installed combofix and ran it today on my desktop running Vista Pro. (4GB, 1.60GHz). It restarted the OS in mid testing...and now I reboot to a BSOD. (0x00000050) It boots to the login screen just fine, then I login, it loads for a min or two, the screen goes ugly, BSOD, restart. I can boot to safe mode just fine. I ran chkdsk /f /r, no avail and attempted a couple system restores that didn't do much. I ran clean a cleaning program that deleted itself...and still no dice. I'd appreciate any help getting this taken care of. I am humbled oh mighty forum gods. ;)
Thank you in advance.

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I'm struggling to find some software to design cafe/restaurants fitouts that I can use on my Windows 7 computer.

Are you able to recommend software that is user friendly, that I can either download or purchase?

I look forward to your response.

If you are able to provide any additional details or websites, that would be much appreciated. Thank you.

A:Cafe Design software

Until someone else suggests something this
is recommended here:

Quote "Autodesk Homestyler can create diagrams, floor plans (home and office), diagram furniture placement - just about anything that you would need a sketch or layout for.
Using Autodesk Homestyler is fairly easy, with a drag and drop interface, a basic shapes feature, and uncluttered toolbars that can insert images, add text, and add color. You can download and save your creations to your computer, and if you work offline, it has an offline mode.
To save diagrams to your computer, you'll need to use the Export Diagram feature under the File menu. Your diagram is sent briefly to a server, after which a window appears allowing you to save your diagram to your computer in any of these formats: MMD/FMD (editable), JPEG, PNG, SVG, PDF, DWF(alpha) or DWFx (alpha).
Saving diagrams on the Autodesk Homestyler server requires free registration."

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Hi, guys please tell me the normal software that you can put in a cafe? What do you advise?

A:Advise Software for cafe

As for the security, Windows Defender is the only good free commercial AV.
Almost every open source software can be used for commercial purposes.
Softpedia nicely shows, what of kind of licence does the product have.
A bunch of software, which might come handy at any computer:

7-Zip Download
AxCrypt Download
CleanMem Download
Google Chrome Download
Foxit Reader Download
LibreOffice Download
Media Player Classic
XnView Download

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Hi there,
Ok i will try to be short and to provide you some info!
3-4 PCs at my game cafe have same problem BSOD with same error
it apears only when i try to start game i tryed to reinstal some drivers but it didnt help and when i reinstal windows it works fine for like a month then it comes up again !!!
PC configs are same:
Asus M2N8-X
Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT 512MB
AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3200+ 1.81Ghz
1 GB of RAM
Xp SP2
Other info for bsod is:
Technical information:
0x0000000A (0x00000016,0x00000002,0x00000000,0x80500390)

If you need anything else please let me know!

(I personaly think that bsod error is caused by graphic card drivers , i tryed to unistal in safemode then instal new drivers from nvidia site and still nothing... ) Help required asap ! Tnx

A:BSOD Error on few PCs at game cafe

yeah and btw on another game i get this one
Technical information:
0x0000000A (0x00000016,0x00000002,0x00000000,0x804F8C38)

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Hi All,

Im planning to open a games network cafe. What i need is a SW to manage this but all the SW's i could find are SW's managing regular Internet Cafe's. What i need is a SW to create users & their passwords, top up their accounts in advance and of course game settings (botton configs) are saved so users dont have to rechange everytime they log in. And of course, i dont want users to see desktops etc...

These are basic features im looking for, but if course i dont mind more features that makes it easy for me

Hope to hear from you guys...


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i running windows 7 ultimate 32 bit.and i want to install handy cafe server to my computer shop running windows 7 ultimate 32 bit. but first, i cannot run handy cafe server to my server pc.i got the installer on handy cafe website free download unfortunately i can't run the handy cafe and error message says:handy cafe stopped working...and have Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: hndserver.exe
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 2a425e19
Fault Module Name: ntdll.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.1.7600.16915
Fault Module Timestamp: 4ec49caf
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 00055403
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: abcc
Additional Information 2: abcc8f7853b48d9807d6d51eb1fa5df9
Additional Information 3: abcc
Additional Information 4: abcc8f7853b48d9807d6d51eb1fa5df9
what i can do?

A:how to install handy cafe timer

Can you copy the event viewer logs and upload them here so we can see what errors are coming up.

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So alas all you tech gurus out there...Ive exuasted my google skills at this point and thought Id throw out a challenge. I am working with a group that is looking to open up a cafe/bakery and in turn they wish to offer wifi to their customers. Now being the squater type myself, we fear that it will be the situation where a single coffee is purchased and our table will be taken up for 3+ hours.

Are there currently any options to provide a password from the radius server via reciept purchase for wifi access? Also is there a way to cap the amount of time based on the purchase amount of said reciept?

Thanks for the guidance

A:bakery/cafe hotspot option

That would doubtless be a specialized application, since it would have to be linked to the cash register.

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I've been tasked with building a network for a Cafe that includes free wifi for customers. I'm looking for suggestions about how I might go about doing so. I'm fairly capable and am willing to put some work into getting it the way I'd like. Also, if you have "pieces to the puzzle" that would meet requirements, I'd work towards getting them all together. I do have a somewhat quick timeline, though. My requirements and thoughts are:
a no- to low-cost solution (excluding necessary networking hardware)
needs to be able to easily handle up to 25ish connected users without any noticeable issues
WPA2 encryption (I'll have a static key up for display, that may or may not change periodically)
I'd like a landing page upon first DNS request that redirects to an "I accept" type legal page
* this page should continue to display until the accept button is pressed (I'm guessing it'd keep track via MAC or IP, if MAC not possible)​* the list of accepted clients should be cleared each night, so they have to accept each day​
some kind of automatic block for someone that is on regularly/daily
* the idea behind this is the owners are worried about keeping businesses and business-people in the area from leaching from our free connection without being regular customers​* I should be able to easily remove a block in case of a user that is rightfully using the connection​
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A:Suggestions on Providing Cafe Wireless

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My kids' computer is a compaq presario running windows vista home premium. It is connected to a linksys wireless router which, in turn is connected to a telephony modem (internet/phone etc...). Also running off the router & modem is our machine (XP), a laptop (XP) and a HP wireless printer.

The Compaq (the kids machine) will not connect to the internet via Internet explorer. It had done before, but I cannot get it to do so again. This machine sees all of the other members of the network and is receiving a strong signal, but nevertheless, IE will not connect. The LAN status is connected at 100 Mbps.

I was on the phone with Comcast for 2 hours and we did the whole reset modem/router thing a few times, as well as checked all settings.

We also reset IE & I checked the posts here and followed all suggestions but cannot get their machine online.

I've looked through the forum and followed much, including PING command and trying to reset the winsock (requires "elevation?"). Still no luck


A:Solved: HELP! Computer Online/No Connection to Internet via Internet explorer

UPDATE!!! It turns uot when trying to re-install Internet Explorer 7, Vista does not "support this platform" A visit to yielded a version of explorer for vista.....after downloading into a shared file, accessing ti and installation, voila we have internet!!!

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hi guys,

It seems I disabled something but when I connect to any wireless networks that require a browser login, i.e. at a starbucks, hotels, etc I don't get by default their login page when launching any browser (ie, chrome, ff), in most cases I have to type, for me is fine but well i'm not the only one using this machine..

there should be an option somewhere to enable automatic detection, in fact my work laptop automatically opens the login page on the browser..


A:Turning on login script i.e. at Starbucks cafe

1.) Have you tried cleaning all caches and deleting all browser history?

2.) If you try browsing to any website the login page should come up.

3.) Some locations of places do not have things configured properly. Windows will usually give an indication in the bottom right hand corner that the access point requires a login in the browser.

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